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by Oates, Joyce Carol

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  • paperback
Near Fine-/Not Applicable
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New York: Fawcett Crest, 1969 Fawcett Crest P1467 Cover price $1.25 The family history of a student Oates met while teaching in Detroit in the 1960's, Them won the National Book Award for its depiction of life in the slums. This circa 1974 copy is in surprisingly good condtion and appears unread. There is half inch split at the bottom of the front spine. The scarlett dyed edges are faded at the top and bottom of the book, and there is some age toning. Otherwise unmarked and like new.


Joyce Carol Oates is an American author born in 1938. Her novel, Them , was chosen as a National Book Award winner in 1970. The story is set in the turbulent ‘60’s and is Maureen Wendall’s struggle to survive and rise above the poverty and social straits into which she is born. She has been traumatized by her alcoholic father and also by her murderous younger brother. The reality of the families’ situation creeps up on them slowly and without realizing it, they find that a younger generation is exhibiting the same tendencies as the previous. A passionate storyteller, Oates depicts a family in peril and with fabulous perception, captivates the reader.


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Sparkle Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
Oates, Joyce Carol
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine-
Jacket condition
Not Applicable
Quantity available
Fawcett Crest
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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About Sparkle Books

I search out used books on principle to highlight their value, keep them circulating and out of the landfill (and just because I am compelled to tell people to "read this"!)


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